How do you choose a good reverse phone number search service with so many out there today? There are a number of factors but in this article we are going to concentrate on one: Its database. More specifically, the size of its database (how many telephone records), and what information is provided in each record when available.
When assessing a reverse phone number search service's database there are two components you want to look at. First, you want to make sure that the service has an extensive database - as a rule of thumb, only consider one with hundreds of millions of phone numbers.
You also want to make sure it includes cell phones. Why? Because if you go to research a phone number which is for a cell phone you want to to be fairly certain you can get information for that number. How do you know if the service's database includes cell phone numbers? Look at the service's website. If they do, they will typically mention it. If not, check their “frequently asked questions" page (if they have one), or you can send them an email.
Next, the second area you want to consider closely is the information contained in each telephone record, when available. A thorough phone record might include: The name of the telephone owner, address, satellite map, phone carrier, possible relatives and neighbors, address history of phone number owner, and more. Some phone records may contain all of this information, while others only some of this information. The service's website should tell you what information their phone records include when available.
However, no matter how extensive a service's database is, if the the phone number you are is not in it then it is not of much help. That's why you want to make sure the service offers a search box on it's site where you can input the telephone number you are trying to get more information on. This will tell you if the phone number is in their database. If it is then the information can be accessed for a small charge. If it isn't then you just saved yourself some time and money.
Now you know two important factors to look for when evaluating a reverse phone number search service's database: Size of the database, and the information contained in each phone record when available. You have also learned how to verify whether or not the phone number you are trying to find information on is in a specific service's database.
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